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post #2231 of 3060
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Cool, I might get two because they are for a good price. But I just checked the mounting wire and it seems to be proprietary. People really use the zip tie like you mentioned or is there a mod kit of some sort?

Zipties are wonderful. An art form when required. Not quite modding, but so much more pleasant than those annoying spring steel clips that seem to be designed to sabotage the elegant profile of the great air coolers.

For push/pull fan mounting, zipties are simpler, cleaner and just plain more sexy than two sets of finger traps.

Here's the ZipTie Screw thread created by, yes, ehume, fan mounting guru. It's rumoured he once mounted 65 fans on a Megahalems. Using only time, patience and zipties.



How clean is that? No bulging out, look-at-me, look-at-me steel eyesores that can pollute the sleek edge of a graceful fin stack.

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For push/pull fan mounting, zipties are simpler, cleaner and just plain more sexy than two sets of finger traps.

Thanks a lot, I'll take a look at it. Maybe I'll get into the mod mood and start enjoying them. I have good manual skills, so I was thinking to make the spring clips myself. Maybe I'll have the 'ziptie' option.
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The push pull configuration idea is mostly because of the heat down here smile.gif I felt the heat on the back of the case (the NF-A15 pushes a lot of air). I already ordered a Corsair SP120 High Performance Edition as an exhaust to be controlled by my fan controller (to don't go deaf) and another NF-A15 to make the flow in between the front fan and the exhaust fan. I would be very happy to shed 3-4ºC with it. I know that test benches show little difference in push pull, but I imagine that in a closed case, during 35-40ºC summer heat, the push pull with a good exhaust fan can make a good difference.

Interesting, are you saying that the NF-A14 is the bundle NF-A15 with a square frame? But I am not sure if I could adapt the wire. I was also considering to import two EK-Vardar F2-140 (or F3). I am not used to these coolers. Would I need to make modifications to fit the Vardars in the U14S? Or buy a new set of bracing wires?

And I don't want to use both at 1200rpm because mine was being PWM controlled at around 1100 "ish" and I gained some 5ºC when I left it full blast at 1500rpm. It made a visible difference. Then if I cap both at 1200rpm I might have the same performance with only one at 1500rpm. Or even less.

I did not get the Noctua joke smile.gif (forgive my Portuguese) but I find it odd that an enthusiast vendor like Noctua would sell the stock fan with 1500 and the retail running at LNA speeds. And they both have the same name. they could at least name the retail version NF-A15QE of "Quiet Edition". Even then it would make impossible a push pull configuration with the original fan and defeat the purpose. They should simply sell the same fan. And I assume the reviews are made with spare fans from the D15 I suppose. From all the reviews there is no one mentioning that the retail version is LNA. Kind of nuts, but is Noctua used to do this?
If your case feels hot, you might want to check the temp of air going into coolers (CPU and GPU) to see if they are more than about 5c above ambient. If they are, I would be looking at optimizing case airflow. Link in my sig, 1st post is index, click on topic to see it. I suggest #5 as a good starting point.
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If your case feels hot, you might want to check the temp of air going into coolers (CPU and GPU) to see if they are more than about 5c above ambient. If they are, I would be looking at optimizing case airflow. Link in my sig, 1st post is index, click on topic to see it. I suggest #5 as a good starting point.

The front of the case is cool, and it is 32ºC ambient right now. I am with the PWM. But if I disable the PWM I can feel the warm flow that the NF-A15 creates at the back of the case. It is a real blower at 1500rpm. Hence why I ordered a Corsair SP120 High Performance, because the stock exhaust fan at the back does not seem to be dealing with all the flow. The two AF140 that I had on the side panel as intakes I placed on top as exhausts, and the other two Cougars that were on top I set aside. When the SP120 arrives I'll dismount the front and replace the intake stock for the two Cougars. Then I think I am set for now (ideally I need two SP fans on top. I had no idea when I bought the Cougars).

On this regard, I love the Carbide. And my GTX Lightning is as cool as it gets. Even gaming at 80% during summer it barely goes above 60ºC.
post #2235 of 3060
Well, I might as well shoot a reply, I have just bought my sixth Noctua fan. As I have added 1 more 140mm fan to my NH-D15 which has the standard 2 already for the ridiculous-overkill-becauseican reason. I also have 3 140mm fans occupying the top of my Phanteks Enthoo Pro case. smile.gif More pics will be added when I install the 3rd fan to the heat sink. smile.gif
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Do you guys think my temps will be significantly better if I add a NF-F12 as second fan in front of my NH D15S?
Edited by SkyFred - 2/11/16 at 12:31pm
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Do you guys think my temps will be significantly better if I add a NF-F12 as second fan in front of my NH D15S?

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No.
What are your temps and fan speed now?
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Do you guys think my temps will be significantly better if I add a NF-F12 as second fan in front of my NH D15S?

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No. But if you want to squeeze a little more out of your system, use low profile RAM and then you can put your fan in front. Or you can use your stock NF-A15 (1500RPM) + LNA with a retail NF-A15 (1200RPM) for a quieter cooler.

check out my review on Overclockers for details on exact performance.

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Do you guys think my temps will be significantly better if I add a NF-F12 as second fan in front of my NH D15S?

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No.
What are your temps and fan speed now?

My i5 2500k @4.5GHz runs at about 65°C in load with CPU fan at 1000rpm.
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My i5 2500k @4.5GHz runs at about 65°C in load with CPU fan at 1000rpm.
Assuming that is at full load, i wouldn't worry about it. thumb.gif
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